Birthday Cakes for Frosting Dummies

by Kelsey Norwood

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Seriously Pinterest??? How about showing me a birthday cake I can actually make.  Sheesh.

This is how I do birthday cakes:

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I cut a template with my Cricut using plain white cardstock – Gus wanted a doggy cake so I found one in the Create a Critter cart and cut it out to fit the whole page (11 1/2″). I just cut one of the layers and didn’t end up using it cause I didn’t have the right color frosting. Even easier!

Bake a cake mix worth of cupcakes (I would rather bake cake from scratch but on a birthday, who has time?!? And I’m not good at planning ahead…)

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Arrange the cupcakes in generally the right shape, lay the template over the top, and cut around the edges to make it fit the template. **TIP: If you need to cut a cupcake, remove the liner first.

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Frost the whole thing, let the frosting harden and lay the template over the top to color in any details. I love using those Wilton frosting tube things with the fine tip (from Hobby Lobby) for the details instead of a frosting bag and tip.

I’m telling you, this way of birthday cake baking is for really last minute moms like me!

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And he loved it, funky frosting job, cake crumbs and all.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY GUS!!

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Michelle May 23, 2013 at 10:50 pm

Oh my gosh, that’s brilliant! Must try that next time we have a party. Thanks, Kelsey, that is such a cute doggie.

2 Alyson May 29, 2013 at 8:36 pm

I love that idea – I’m not as crafty in the cake department as people on pinterest! I’m curious who won the Skuut giveaway?

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